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Lampwork Beads II - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class will be making murrini and using them in the beads while improving your skills in heat control, bead shaping and encasing. A basic tool kit is provided, including didymium glasses but you should bring your own mandrels and favorite tools. An OptiVISOR or clip-on magnification may be helpful, but not necessary. The lab fee includes all material needed for class projects except mandrels. Students must wear didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I

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Lampwork Beads II - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class is encased and surface floral beads. A kit is provided that includes didymium glasses and basic tools, but you should bring your own mandrels and favorite tools. An OptiVISOR or clip-on magnification will be helpful. The lab fee includes all materials needed for class projects except for mandrels. Students must wear didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing.

Lab Fee: $115.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I or previous Lampwork experience

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Lampwork Beads II - Organics - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class will be on organic focal beads using shards, frit, silver leaf, stringers, and other techniques. A basic tool kit is provided, including didymium glasses, but you should bring mandrels and your favorite tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% clothing must be worn. The lab fee includes all materials necessary to complete class projects except mandrels.

Lab Fee: $115.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I or prior Lampwork experience

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Lampwork I - Cindy Reed
Beginning students will learn about studio set up with an emphasis on safety. You will then move on to working with hot glass, learning how to pull stringers and twisties. Next, we make beads using the stringers to add embellishments to your works of art. You will learn to make basic bead shapes as well as some sculptural items like fish. Metal leaf/foil, encasing, raking, working with frit will also be covered. You are encouraged to turn your treasures into wearable art using wire, chain, Swarovski crystals, etc. (available for purchase or you can bring your own). You will be supplied with everything you need, however you are welcome to bring your own Didymium glasses, tools, glass (104 COE) and supplies. Students must wear 100% cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes. Lab fee covers glass, mandrels, consumables, and some other useful tools. Additional materials and supplies are for sale from the instructor. Maximum of 6 students.

Lab Fee: $90.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-40
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: None

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Lampwork I - Judy Kelly
Students will learn both the hot and cold sides of making lampwork beads. The cold side includes preparing beads for incorporation into jewelry designs, torch maintenance and setting up a studio with focus on safety practices needed at the torch. Safety information will be covered Sunday night so we can start Monday morning with a hot side demo and have students ready to begin practicing immediately. Each student will be given individual attention to learn heat control and the magic of making lampwork beads. We will focus on proper form and shapes appropriate for surface decorations including use of stringers, twisties, dots and murrini cane. Students will learn the use of different types of mandrels including Popper, Pandora and disc styles, as well as which colors work well together and many of the relationships and reactions between colors. Kits that contain didymium glasses and basic tools are available for loan to students. Lab fee includes basic tools that you will continue to use for many years. Clip-on magnifiers or an Opti-VISOR are recommended. Students must wear 100% cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes. Teachers highly recommend a leather apron. Many books, presses and special tools will be available for student use. The teachers will encourage their students to incorporate their beads into jewelry. This will help students sell their creations so they can buy more glass to create finer works of art. Class fee includes the use of specialty mandrels and equipment plus 25 Rods of standard glass. Murrini Canes, Silver Leaf/Foil, dicro, Aventurine Ribbon and Stringers, Etc. Special glasses will be used in unique projects.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: None

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Lampwork II - Judy Kelly
It is a duo team that will be teaching the finer points of high level lampwork. This includes both the hot and cold sides of these projects. The instructions will include special cabochon works, high level poppers, silver glass specialty beads, hollows, ovals and mega cabs. The Instructor will assess the class level and include the appropriate level of sculpting. Special standard mandrel discs will also be taught. The endeavor of this class will be to assess each student and work with them to further their advancement toward their goals. This is a fast-moving high-level class. Teachers are hoping for many return students ready for amazing new projects. We are looking for students with an understanding of heat control or a willingness to work within a control flame. In a lampwork II class, we want students to learn to design finished pieces before going to the torch to make their vision happen. Class fee includes 25 Rods of Standard Glass, many projects with specialty glasses and manufactured special equipment.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork Beads I at William Holland

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